Sunday, January 6th 2019

HyperX Cloud Orbit S Headset with Audeze Drivers and Head-tracking Pictured

HyperX is bringing in a large selection of gaming peripherals to CES 2019, beginning with its new flagship gaming headset, the HyperX Cloud Orbit S. This headset implements two killer features - Audeze planar-magnetic drivers; and Waves Nx head-tracking. Audeze is a well-known brand among audiophiles and music composers, and makes audio monitors for studios. HyperX is sourcing 50 mm planar-magnetic drivers from the company that provide an extremely wide frequency-response range, and high SNR. This is probably the first gaming headset to feature audiophile-grade drivers, which are probably re-tuned by HyperX with a gaming-focused soundstage.

The next killer feature, Waves Nx, is a combination of positional audio DSPs, and hardware head-tracking, similar to VR HMDs, which in real-time moves the audio perspective of your game, and emulates a virtual 7.1 setup over the stereo drivers. This would help even if your display is static and your head is turning to track opponents in a competitive online shooter. You get three detachable cables based on cord length, type, and usage scenario. HyperX is developing two variants of this headset. The full-featured one is priced at USD $329, and the one without Waves Nx head-tracking goes for $299.
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8 Comments on HyperX Cloud Orbit S Headset with Audeze Drivers and Head-tracking Pictured

#1
Vayra86
Lel. If you're moving your head to track opponents you just need a smaller screen or sit further away. Not get 330 dollar headsets containing 10 dollar drivers.
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#2
halcyon
100 mm planar drivers, not 50mm
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#3
INSTG8R
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Vayra86, post: 3971430, member: 152404"
Lel. If you're moving your head to track opponents you just need a smaller screen or sit further away. Not get 330 dollar headsets containing 10 dollar drivers.
While I somewhat share your sentiments as a long time TrackIR user I can say head movement is minimal though not sure how it translates for audio tracking it does track in TrackIR.
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#4
micropage7
for that price, i expect more solid build than more plastic
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#5
noel_fs
for that price you can already get actual headphones lol
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#6
hyp36rmax
noel_fs, post: 3971608, member: 172191"
for that price you can already get actual headphones lol
These are made by Audeze an actual high end headphone company...
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noel_fs
hyp36rmax, post: 3971770, member: 145829"
These are made by Audeze an actual high end headphone company...
i know what you mean, but we'll see
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#8
Viruzz
IF you want real stereo surround get Creative Super X-Fi Adapter: SXFI AMP. [If you order now you get free creative headphones too]
Right now, its de-facto unbeatable ultimate device in virtual surround that also works for listening to music.
It uses USB-C and can work with mobile phones too.
IF you dont like adpaters they have two pairs of headphones one for PC and one bluetooth/cable combo for "ios"
Personally I would like specially build PC sound card with this technology and optimized for gaming
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